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February 24, 2017 - 2:42 pm
WICHITA, Kan. — A lawyer for a Kansas man accused of plotting to attack Somali refugees says his client believed then President Barack Obama would declare martial law and not recognize the validity of the election if Donald Trump won — forcing militias to step in. The defense claim of a "self-...
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February 24, 2017 - 2:38 pm
HOUSTON, Tex. — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by three this week to 754. A year ago, 502 rigs were active. Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 602 rigs sought oil and 151 explored for natural gas this week. One was listed...
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February 24, 2017 - 8:48 am
WICHITA, Kan. - Wichita police gave an update on the condition of officer Brian Arterburn, the officer who sustained critical injuries after he was run over by a fleeing suspect last month. Sergent Nikki Woodrow told reporters at Friday's media briefing that officer Arterburn is still listed in...
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February 24, 2017 - 6:34 am
WICHITA, Kan. - A jury has found a Wichita man guilty on federal human trafficking charges; that's according to U.S. Attorney Tom Beall. 25-year-old Daederick Lacy was convicted on one count of sex trafficking of a minor, one count of sex trafficking of an adult by force, fraud or coercion, and one...
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February 24, 2017 - 2:09 am
OLATHE, Kan. — An Indian man who survived a suburban Kansas City bar shooting that killed his friend and wounded a man who tried to intervene has been released from the hospital. The Kansas City Star ( http://bit.ly/2kQvSu4 ) reports that 32-year-old Alok Madasani was released Thursday from the...
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February 23, 2017 - 11:30 pm
OLATHE, Kan. - A man accused of shooting two Indians in a crowded suburban Kansas City bar, killing one man and injuring two others in an attack that some witnesses said was racially motivated, has been charged with murder and attempted murder. Authorities repeatedly declined at a Thursday news...
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February 23, 2017 - 2:26 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas lawmakers have advanced a bill that would expand access to drugs that stop opioid overdoses as health care providers and law enforcement officers grapple with a national epidemic. The House gave unanimous first-round approval to the bill Thursday. A final vote of approval...
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February 23, 2017 - 2:23 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas legislators are advancing Gov. Sam Brownback's proposals to raise cigarette and liquor taxes even though they do not think the measures have much support. The House and Senate tax committees on Thursday forwarded separate bills containing Brownback's tax proposals to their...
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February 23, 2017 - 2:20 pm
OLATHE, Kan. — A man has been charged with murder and attempted murder in a shooting at a suburban Kansas City bar that left one man dead and two others injured. Adam Purinton, 51, of Olathe, was charged Thursday in Johnson County, Kansas. Prosecutors say he opened fire Wednesday night at Austins...
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February 23, 2017 - 2:17 pm
NEWTON, Kan. — Central Kansas officials say a man suspected of gunning down three other men in a home before being fatally shot by a police officer knew his victims and targeted them. Harvey County authorities identified the suspect as David Lee Montano, 33, of Newton. The shooting victims were...
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